Comet (Hersheypark)

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Comet
Comet lift.jpg
The first section of Comet.
Hersheypark
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since May 30, 1946
Statistics
Builder Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Designer / calculations Herbert Paul Schmeck
Type Wooden
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 950
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 84 feet
Drop 78 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 3360 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:48
HELP
The first drop on Comet.

Comet is a wooden roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. It was designed by Herbert Paul Schmeck, built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters with construction overseen by Frank F. Hoover.

Design

Comet's design consists of several "bunny hills" that provide riders with several instances of airtime.

Trains

2 trains with 4 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

Trivia

  • Comet's first drop is nicknamed the "Chocolate Drop".
  • During the event, Hersheypark in the Dark, the ride is dubbed Ichabod's Train.

External links

  • Comet on the Roller Coaster DataBase.